Wheelie Sends Inglorious Cyclist Into Flying Mode

LPE360Published: November 23, 20171,882 plays$6.12 earned
Published: November 23, 2017

Guy does a wheelie trick on a bicycle but his front wheel pops off midst stunt, sending him flying over the bike and on the ground. This boy was trying to show off his biking talents in front of his friends and didn’t expect his front wheel to randomly pop off, and sent him flying off his bike!

Wheelies are a common stunt in artistic cycling and freestyle BMX. The bike is balanced by the rider's weight and sometimes use of the rear brake. A style of bicycle, the wheelie bike, has a seating position, and thus center of mass, nearly over the rear wheel that facilitates performing wheelies.

In vehicle acrobatics, a wheelie, or wheelstand, is a vehicle maneuver in which the front wheel or wheels come off the ground due to sufficient torque being applied to the rear wheel or wheels, or rider motion relative to the vehicle. Wheelies are usually associated with bicycles and motorcycles, but can be done with other vehicles such as cars, especially in drag racing and tractor pulling.

The first wheelie was done in 1890 by trick cyclist Daniel J. Canary, shortly after modern bicycles became popular. Wheelies appear in popular culture as early as 1943, as U.S Army motorized cavalry started performing high speed wheelies. Daredevil Evel Knievel performed motorcycle acrobatics including wheelies in his shows. Doug "The Wheelie King" Domokos has accomplished such feats as a 145-mile (233 km) wheelie.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt during the filming of this video. The moment the boy hits ground, he stands up straight and starts laughing at his misery. Footage shows the boy performing a wheelie when the front wheel becoming loose and another boy grabs the detached wheel, sending this inglorious cyclist into the dirt!

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